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Old 11-01-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Draw up the championship parade route!

Did you see that defense tonight. Despite a late 4th quarter meltdown we played a great defensive game and we didn't get out rebounded that badly. If Bargnani can score consistently we wouldn't have those late 4th scares. Although fatigue being one issue we still managed to pull out a tough road game against an eastern (weaker) opponent in their home opener. The big 3 showed up for this game and they proved to be the difference. JO fouling out was a big factor, but CB4 and Jose managed to do the necessary things down the stretch of the game.

3 days off to prepare for a good test in the Detroit Pistons at the Air Canada Centre. Should be a good game, JO and Bosh will again have to be the difference makers in the low post against the Pistons.

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Old 11-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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Next game should really decide if we are real contenders this season.

But, yeah. 3-0 start 2nd time in franchise history.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:35 PM   #3
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Yea GO RAPTORS! ...... BUT,BUT,BUT don't get too happy all 3 games came down to the wire we still won BUT these teams aren't top elite teams .... Philly under going SERIOUS change with Brand they won't be 100% until couple of weeks ..... GSW there noteven top 9 in the west and they didn't have Monta and they brought us into the Overtime .... and for the Bucks there noteven a top 10 team in the EAST and they brought us down to the wire .... so it's great we getting wins but don't get TOO excitied right yet ...... wait till we face some SERIOUS teams ..... Boston, Lakers, Houston, Hornets, Pistons, Cavs ! we are beating non-playoff teams .... but it's a good start!
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Yea GO RAPTORS! ...... BUT,BUT,BUT don't get too happy all 3 games came down to the wire we still won BUT these teams aren't top elite teams .... Philly under going SERIOUS change with Brand they won't be 100% until couple of weeks ..... GSW there noteven top 9 in the west and they didn't have Monta and they brought us into the Overtime .... and for the Bucks there noteven a top 10 team in the EAST and they brought us down to the wire .... so it's great we getting wins but don't get TOO excitied right yet ...... wait till we face some SERIOUS teams ..... Boston, Lakers, Houston, Hornets, Pistons, Cavs ! we are beating non-playoff teams .... but it's a good start!


Lakers are really really strong this year

2/3 games did come down to wire.. the bench has to pick it up
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:05 AM   #5
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Nice to see what make shots when its needed and that rebound at the end by moon just HUGE.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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Nice to see what make shots when its needed and that rebound at the end by moon just HUGE.


yeah it was huge, he needs to help with rebounds more often..

jose was big for us tonight
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:45 AM   #7
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BUT,BUT,BUT don't get too happy all 3 games came down to the wire we still won BUT these teams aren't top elite teams

I consider a Philly a top elite team this year, everyone thinks they are.
And we beat them in their home turf by double digits. It's good enough.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:00 AM   #8
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Yea GO RAPTORS! ...... BUT,BUT,BUT don't get too happy all 3 games came down to the wire we still won BUT these teams aren't top elite teams .... Philly under going SERIOUS change with Brand they won't be 100% until couple of weeks ..... GSW there noteven top 9 in the west and they didn't have Monta and they brought us into the Overtime .... and for the Bucks there noteven a top 10 team in the EAST and they brought us down to the wire .... so it's great we getting wins but don't get TOO excitied right yet ...... wait till we face some SERIOUS teams ..... Boston, Lakers, Houston, Hornets, Pistons, Cavs ! we are beating non-playoff teams .... but it's a good start!


Philly is considered a top ranked team and GS is a tough team too.

Last nights 4th Q let down was more about the starters logging big mins on a back to back.

I was quite impressed we won the Bucks game, cause they looked fatigued out there in the last 10 mins. And with our best defender fouled out, we still found a way.

not to mention 2 road wins to boot.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:51 AM   #9
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Last season we would have never won the last 2 games, Calderon this season is clutch, amazing shooter...gonna be top 5 in the league in assists...
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:02 AM   #10
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We arn't 100% either. Wait for a couple of more games then we will see more of a scoring threat from JO.
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Forgot to mention, I know AB didn't score but he did what needs to be done on defence this year and he's leading the team in blocks atm 2.3 (yea yea yea only 3 games but still he knows what he's got to do now more feel to the defensive game) like most euro guys come in here have trouble with D now he's starting to get it which is a great sign. He offensive will come but his D right now is well worth the extension he got.
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I'm not trying to down play their win against the Bucks last night but they really did get lucky late in the 4th with them missing key shots and us hitting key shots. But it was a back to back so the deserve a little leeway.

Our next game (Detroit) will be a nice test.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #13
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All three wins were home openers. So regardless of who you play the incentive is there for the home team to win. I don't think we would have won those three games last year.

And the bench thus far has been better then we all thought it might. And like previously said, JO has not given us what he wants to.

All and all a very good start. Detroit will be another good test.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:37 AM   #14
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Eh.. aside from the first game we played quite mediocre the second and third game as a whole. Not that it was all bad, Bargs had some bright spots, Moon, Parker, and Jose have stepped up at points. Bosh has also been consistently good. Now JO needs to pick up his offense and finish around the rim better. I still expect 16 ppg out of him and it shouldn't be too much to ask for. The only problem is that he and Bosh are on the floor together a lot and O'neal should never get the shot over Bosh.

I've also noticed that Jose, Parker, and Bosh are our best post feeders. So Bosh playing on the high post with JO on the low post is actually quite viable during stretches of the game.
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